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Market Pulse October 2012

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Bangladesh furniture industry history reflects its history of diverse cultures and their progress. Until the end of the 18th century Bengal furniture drew their embellishment and designs from two primary sources: ancient Hindu and medieval Muslim cultures. With intricate carvings of religious images, temple art and sculptures Bengal furniture was unique as it was grand. With vast amount of pure wood and extensive craftsmanship being the two key features, Bengal furniture were essentially aristocratic, keeping in line with the social status of those who had the luxury of owning them. Today with the dynamics changing consumers are more keen towards simple and slim furniture, thus paving way for the large institutionalized furniture producers.